Name the following:-
1. The city where the 2000 Olympics will be held
2. The head of the Missionaries of Charity.
3. The first person to receive the Bharat Ratna Award
4. The largest Indian city
5. A wind instrument popular with both Carnatic and Hindustani music
6. The biggest Public Sector Undertaking in India
7. The country which was expelled from The Commonwealth in 1987
Answer the following:-
8. What is meant by Fourth Estate?
9. Which star is nearest to the earth?
10. On whom was the Bharat ki Suputri (Ideal Daughter of Bharat) Award conferred in November 1992 ?
11. Who was the first American President to visit India?
12. What does the Richter Scale measure?
Choose the correct answer from among those given in brackets:
13. The port of Pakistan is ———
( Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi)
14. The present President of South Africa ——
(Thabo Mbeki, P.W. Botha, F.W. De Clerk, Desmond Tutu)
15. Sreenivasa Ramanujan was a famous ———
(Scientist, Mathematician, Musician, Social reformer)
16. Arranged in chronological order, which of the following events occured first?
(French Revolution, American War of Independence, Chinese Revolution,Russian Revolution)
17. Which of the following has the highest protein value?
(Fish, Meat, Egg, Milk)
18. Magic Johnson is associated with ———
(Pole vault, Sprint, Basketball, Boxing)
19. Aung San Suu Kyi won the ——— in 1991.
(Magsaysay Award, Oscar Film Award, Pulitzer Prize, Nobel Prize)
20. The Ajanta and Ellora caves are in ———
(Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh)
In which year did the following events take place?
21. The formation of the State of Andhra Pradesh
22. Transfer of British Indian capital from Calcutta to Delhi
What do the following abbreviations stand for?
Answer the following, each in not more than a sentence or two:—
28. What do you mean by the 10 + 2 + 3 pattern of education?
29. What is meant by Third World?
30. Convert 30 degree Centigrade into degree Fahrenheit
31. What is Sales tax?
32. What is Laurie Baker’s chief contribution?
Answers1. Sydney in Australia.
2008 Olympics : Beijing (China).
2012 : London
2. Sister Nirmala Joshi.
The Missionaries of Charity was founded by Mother Teresa in Calcutta.
3. C. Rajagopalachari (1954).
6. Indian Railway.
7. Fiji. Pakistan (1972) and Ireland (1959) were seceded from the Commonwealth.
Fiji was readmitted in 1997. Nigeria was expelled from the Commonwealth in 1995 for hanging the
human rights activist Kensaro Wiva.
9. Sun. Proxima Centauri is the closest star to the sun, 4.2 light years away.
10. Mother Teresa.
12. Intensity of earthquake waves.
The Urdu–speaking Muhajirs are demanding equal rights and autonomy in Karachi.
14. Kgalema Motlanthe
16. American War of Independence (1776)
17. Milk. Almost all essential amino acids are present in milk. The chief protein in milk is caseine.
19. Nobel Prize.
21. 1953. It was the first state formed on linguistic base.
22 . 1911 .
23. Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome.
24. Permanent Account Number.
25. Persons of Indian origin.
26. Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front.
27. Liquified Petroleum Gas.
28. Education system in which 10 year school education which is followed by 2 year pre-degree and 3 year degree education.
29. Developing countries of the world are known as ‘Third World’ countries.
30. 86 Fahrenheit
31. Tax levied on a saleable commodity is known as sales tax. Sales tax is an indirect tax and levied by the state government.
32. Low cost and environment friendly housing.
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